Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - In its June 9th issue, TIME magazine’s cover featured Laverne Cox, star of the Netflix drama “Orange Is The New Black” who is one of the roughly 1.5 million Americans who identify as transgender. The headline: “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”  But for many within the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community and among straight people, there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to some very basic questions about transgender individuals and identity.  Joining us to answer these questions is Mr. Gay Manners himself, Steven Petrow, author of Steven Petrow's Complete Gay and Lesbian Manners, who returns to the show to discuss his latest advice from his Washington Post Column, Civilities. For more information visit his site or follow him on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - In 2013, 38,833 unaccompanied minors were apprehended by the Border Patrol, and that was a 59 percent jump from the year before, and a 142 percent increase from 2011; furthermore no one knows how many more kids avoided Border Patrol detection, or never got that far. This year, officials have told advocates that they anticipate the numbers to double again, to as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children. This explosion of children traveling alone has caused a group government officials and advocates to begin referring to the trend, with alarm, as "the surge." Joining us to talk about this rise in unaccompanied children entering the US and what the Government plans on doing about it is Ian Gordon of Mother Jones, whose recent article titled, “70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?” appears on MotherJones.com.  You can also follow him on twitter.

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